The volume deal also includes Katy Mixon’s American Housewife, the first U.S. comedy picked up by the broadcaster after an extensive sitcom search, and Jodie Whittaker-fronted The Assets as well as the return of Quantico and Code Black.
Harrow, which will air on UKTV’s Alibi, co-created by Secrets & Lies writer Stephen M. Irwin and producer Leigh McGrath tells the story of Dr. Daniel Harrow, played by Gruffudd, who is no ordinary forensic pathologist, whose unfailing empathy for the dead help him solve even the most bizarre of cases. The series is produced by ABC Studios International in association with Australian producer Hoodlum.
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Season three of Quantico, which stars Priyanka Chopra as FBI recruit Alex Parrish, also returns to Alibi.
Meanwhile, ABC sitcom American Housewife, which is in its second season, will air on UKTV’s W. The show chronicles the daily life of housewife Katie Otto, played by Mixon, as she tries to stand out among the wealthy and pretentious housewives and their privileged children in her new hometown of Westport, Connecticut. Seasons three and four of medical drama Code Black will also air on the female-skewing channel.
Finally, The Assets, which aired an eight-episode run on ABC in 2014, will also air on UKTV. The series, which stars Whittaker as CIA officer Sandra Grimes, was based on Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed.
Emma Sparks, Head of Acquisitions at UKTV, said, “We are thrilled to be working with Disney once again to bring these gripping shows to British viewers first. From emergencies in the operating theatre to solving crimes in sunny Brisbane, we are proud to add these series to UKTV’s growing slate of premiere acquisitions.”
Dayna Donaldson, General Manager, Media Distribution, Disney UK & Ireland, added, “With this broad new range of hit series, we’re sure to offer something to cater to all UKTV viewers’ tastes. We are looking forward to working with UKTV to bring the crime drama Harrow to the UK for the first time, following its great success in Australia, as the first co-production out of ABC Studios International’s London-based team.”
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